History

July 17, 2017
Dodson signing

Dodson to the Senate (prelude)

Pat Dodson was nominated to fill a casual Senate vacancy by the WA Labor Party in 2016 after the resignation of Senator Joe Bullock. This required ratification of a joint […]
June 20, 2017
compromise

Empires, Refugees and Uluru

Empire and colonial expansion impacted on so many different people, in different ways, but with many commonalities. Empire provides a framework for examining terrorism, refugee rights and the rights of […]
June 14, 2017
Uluru 3 asks words

Key issues are complex and inexorably intertwined

Six of the key issues of greatest concern for Aboriginal people are complex and inexorably intertwined – so much so that government, researchers, policy makers, along with Aboriginal leadership seem […]
June 2, 2017
Treaty Where

White Australia Policy, Race and the Uluru Statement

I have written on the White Australia Policy and racism extensively before and will not re-state all of that here; except to say that Australia was explicitly and intentionally developed […]